This extremely popular apple is best eaten fresh, but does equally well in pies thanks to its tart, firm flesh. The Granny Smiths from Champlain Orchards develop a unique blush because of the cold night temperatures in late October when they ripen.
Fresh apples are best stored in their paper bag in the refrigerator.
Bill and Andrea at Champlain Orchards are committed to ecological practices and are Eco-Apple certified. Due to the challenges of our Northeast climate, organic certification of apples is incredibly difficult. Their apples are never sprayed; only in the flowering stage are the trees treated using Integrated Pest Management to cut down on the risk of scab. No chemical pesticides are used on the orchards.